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  1. Big Ten morning links

    Adam Rittenberg

    When you're watching Big Ten football on opening weekend, be sure to read between the lines. Don't ignore new quarterbacks like Wes Lunt and Tanner McEvoy, or newcomer defenders like Jabrill Peppers and Jihad Ward, but the real gauge for some team...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  2. Big Ten Friday mailbag

    Adam Rittenberg

    I'm your bagman today. Season's less than a week away. Horses like hay, OK? Be sure to follow my new Twitter handle (@ESPNRittenberg). Let's begin ... ...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  3. Bovada sets B1G stats over-unders, odds

    Adam Rittenberg

    Do you think Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon will match or eclipse last season's rushing total of 1,609 yards? Is Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller capable of another 36-touchdown season? Have a good feeling about the Big Ten's rushing or...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  4. Longevity key in B1G's signature seasons

    Adam Rittenberg

    What constitutes a signature season in the Big Ten? We're not talking about good or very good or even great. These are the single best individual seasons in college football history. And in the Big Ten, perhaps more so than in any other league, hi...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  5. Big Ten Friday mailbag

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's been a while, folks. Let's get to those questions. Be sure to follow my new Twitter account (@ESPNRittenberg). Matt from Farmington Hills, Mich., writes: Adam, I think the real X-factor for Michigan this year is Coach Nuss. Lost in the well-d...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  6. The most quotable B1G coaches, players

    Adam Rittenberg

    You've probably figured out that Big Ten media days are coming, as we've been previewing them extensively. As a reminder, we will be taking Twitter questions for all 12 coaches as well as the following players: Nate Sudfeld, C.J. Brown, Frank Clark, ...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  7. B1G's 5 most important nonleague games

    Adam Rittenberg

    There's no dancing around it: Nonleague play simply matters more for the Big Ten than any other major conference. The league's national reputation is constantly dissected, and the inevitable question that follows -- how does the Big Ten improve it...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  8. Preseason position preview: RBs

    Adam Rittenberg

    Running back typically is among the Big Ten's strongest position groups, and it should be once again in 2014. The league returns two preseason Heisman Trophy candidates in Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon and Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah, as well as several ot...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  9. Pumping brakes on UW's preseason hype

    Adam Rittenberg

    Melvin Gordon passed up the NFL draft, where he likely would have been the first running back selected, in order to lead Wisconsin to the first College Football Playoff. It's an admirable pursuit and one that endears Gordon to Badgers fans even mo...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  10. Big Ten RBs, DL dot All-America teams

    Adam Rittenberg

    If the preseason All-America teams are any indication, the Big Ten will have a very good year in the offensive backfield -- both carrying the ball out of it and penetrating it. Running back and defensive line appear to be the league's two stronges...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  11. B1G players among Kiper's top prospects

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 2015 NFL draft is nearly a year away and doesn't even have a determined location, so why should you get excited about it? Because the Big Ten could have a breakthrough. ESPN's Mel Kiper has produced lists of top prospects at quarterback, defen...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  12. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Chicago Blackhawks -- One Goal (Away). So close. But congrats to the Kings, a more resilient team. Links time ... Three years after Ohio State's tattoo scandal, former coach Jim Tressel speaks out in the first part of an extensive series by th...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  13. Predicting the 2014 B1G 1,000-yard rushers

    Adam Rittenberg

    Most would agree New Year's Day bowl games don't mean what they used to. You could say the same thing about rushing for 1,000 yards. There are more games and more plays in the sport today, and it's hardly uncommon for a player to reach four digits on...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  14. Poll: Big Ten's third playoff candidate

    Adam Rittenberg

    The playoff era is here in college football, so feel free to do somersaults and backflips (no lawsuits if you get hurt). We're previewing the playoff and its top contenders today, and if you'd like to chat with Mark Schlabach, Brett McMurphy and Brad...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  15. A look at the B1G's free-agent signings

    Adam Rittenberg

    Thirty Big Ten players heard their names called during the 2014 NFL draft, but many others received phone calls immediately after the event. The undrafted free-agent carousel is spinning, and players from around the Big Ten are hopping aboard. Unl...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  16. Poll: B1G's top post-spring position group

    Adam Rittenberg

    Last week, Brian Bennett explained why he believes Ohio State's defensive line is the Big Ten's top position group coming out of spring practice. The Buckeyes return an excellent mix of depth and talent as players like Michael Bennett, Noah Spence, J...

    Blog | May 06, 2014